- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||connected to or arising from something in a nonessential manner; accidental or incidental.
The musical composition was not well-controlled, and so it had many adventitious effects.
- essential, inherent
- similar words:
||in biology, occurring in an unusual or unexpected place; irregular.
||adventitiously (adv.), adventitiousness (n.)
The word adventitious
contains the following part:
that means having the nature of, characterized by
More about this word part:
The suffix -itious
attaches to Latin roots to form adjectives.